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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 34514.

I think she might be Araneus trifolium also.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 27973.

Hi, your spider was a marbled orbweaver, Araneus marmorous.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Mel46 commented on picture ID 50354.

I found out what it is, it's a Parson Spider.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 44064.

Hi, yes she was a shamrock orbweaver, Araneus trifolium.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 20049.

Hi, nice photo of your Argiope aurantia and her web and egg sack!... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 20787.

Hi, agree that it is Dolomedes albineus.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 22120.

Dolomedes albineus, white-banded fishing spider... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50348.

Yes it is. Araneus marmorous.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50350.

Hi, this is a Hawaiian garden spider, Argiope appensa.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50340.

Hi, this is a leaf-footed bug, not a spider.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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metacarpal commented on picture ID 50346.

Correction to autocorrect-typo: ...none have had the light markings that pArson spiders have... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Yasin42 commented on picture ID 50340.

Örümcek değil bu... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50316.

I am thinking your spider might be L. erythromelas based on the shape of the red stripe compared to the examples I see of the two species.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50316.

I found a possible image of L. erythromelas. It is described as being smaller than L. hasselti with a wider and relatively shorter red stripe on the abdomen and lacking the hourglass on the ventral edit: which may only be the case on preserved specimens (still reading up on these). https://threatenedtaxa.org/index.php/JoTT/article/download/2380/3428/6213... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50316.

Hi, this looks like a Red-back Spider (Latrodectus hasselti). Somewhat tentatively though because Latrodectus erythromelas is another I see listed for India and I don't know what that looks like. It may or may not be similar...... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50331.

Hi, you are right that this is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae). Looks like Tigrosa annexa.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50322.

Hi, this looks like a Pale Cross Orb-weaver, Araneus pallidus. :)... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50328.

Hi, this is a Cobweb Spider (Theridiidae), looks like Asagena fulva. :)... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Ilse commented on picture ID 50102.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Yasin42 commented on picture ID 50318.

Redback, olabilir... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Anuppro commented on picture ID 50318.

I think so?... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Anuppro commented on picture ID 50318.

Is it a black widow... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Anuppro commented on picture ID 50314.

It was jumping... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Yasin42 commented on picture ID 50244.

Evet, çok benziyor.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Gakuba commented on picture ID 50308.

Thanks Agamemnon. that's what I was thinking but I was not sure. my son has a document that summarises different types of spiders and we were thinking this is a St Andrews cross spider. thanks for confirming.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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agamemnon commented on picture ID 50308.

Looks like a St Andrews cross spider, which is named for its habit of holding its legs together in pairs whilst sitting on its web so it looks like the St Andrews cross It has been postulated that this is to make it look less like a spider to potential prey. Not sure whether that's correct, but an interesting idea though. Quite common in Sydney.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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Serendipity commented on picture ID 50300.

I misspelled cellar...... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 19302.

Your spider does look like Leucage venusta, an orchard orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 30965.

Thank you for sharing your photo of Araneus diadematus from the side too!... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 30967.

Hi, yes she’s an Araneus diadematus, a cross orbweaver. Her particular colors are really attractive.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 28537.

Wow, a side view too! Thanks!... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 28535.

Yes, your spider was an arrow-shaped micrathena, Micrathena sagittata. Thank you for sharing your photo with us.... Discussion Thread

December 16, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50288.

Yes, spiders in the genus Steatoda are conisdered False Widows. This one more specifically is a Triangulate Cobweb Weaver, Steatoda triangulosa. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50290.

Hi, see above image for ID, :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 32668.

That was a really cool web, I wish I knew. I tried an image recognition app on the photo and its response was, “leopard,” I left some constructive feedback for the app programmers. I’m a beta tester, not a jerk ;) Hopefully one of our site users will recognize this web in the future. If you Google orange spider with big white butt, you get the genus Dysdera.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 35791.

Hi, looks like it may be Steatoda triangulosa, a triangulate cobweaver.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 39022.

Hi, I can’t tell which species it is, but it is an orbweaver type of spider. Don’t worry about the violin mark, it isn’t a widow spider. Orb (circular) web spiders are calm spiders that make webs in big open areas.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 40149.

Hi, your spider may be a triangulate cobweaver, Steatoda triangulosa.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 43912.

Maybe Araneus gemma.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 44616.

Araneus cavaticus?... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 45463.

I agree that it’s an Araneus marmorous.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 47388.

Hi, your spider photo didn’t come through to the site display. You are welcome to repost it if you still have it. Given your username, the odds are in favor of your spider being a marbled orbweaver, Araneus marmorous.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 48064.

Hi, this is probably in the Steatoda genus, possibly Steatoda triangulosa. They are tangleweb spiders, the webs look messy and dirty. They’re usually found in quiet dark confined places away from people.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 49605.

Hi, its a yellow sac spider or agrarian sac spider. One of the front legs is missing which takes away from the look of a sac spider with their long front legs. Spider legs can grow back partially. Little sac spiders tend to be numerous where they are found.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Laura.lsu commented on picture ID 50288.

Could this be a false widow?... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 30875.

Nephila pilipes?... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 37823.

Hi, I think she’s Araneus marmorous, a marbled orbweaver. She’s thin, perhaps from depositing her eggs.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50266.

You got it. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50268.

Hi, see above for ID. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50270.

I agree with Steatoda, see above image for ID. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50272.

Hi, this is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae). Tentatively Gladicosa gulosa. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50276.

Yes, filed. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50278.

Hi, this is an Orb-weaver, maybe a Neoscona sp.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50264.

Hi, this is a Wolf Spider, Tigrosa annexa. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50280.

Hi, see above image for ID. :) https://bugguide.net/node/view/812114/bgimage... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50282.

Hi, this is a False Wolf Spider, Zoropsis sp..... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50284.

Hi, this is a Funnel Weaver/Grass Spider (Agelenidae), probably in the genus Hololena. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50286.

Hi, see above image for ID. :)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 38610.

Hi, I’m not certain of the ID. It has the markings of a southern black widow.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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hewbey commented on picture ID 50286.

I have a fear of spiders but luckily this one was really little, about 3/4".... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50270.

Hi, it’s a hard to tell from the photo, my best guess is that it may be in the Steatoda genus, a false widow of some kind. Most spiders have venom but most spiders hesitate to use it on large animals like us unless they feel they are in immediate danger. Don’t hold them tight against your skin, that is the main bite trigger. Spiders like this usually stay in safe dark enclosed places. Your... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Vicky606 commented on picture ID 50278.

What spider is it?... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Fiery commented on picture ID 50272.

I found my cat playing with / killing this spider. The body itself is about the size of a quarter, not including its legs when they were full extended. Wish I could have gotten a picture of it while it was alive, but alas, I’m terrified of spiders.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Biskit commented on picture ID 50254.

Thanks for the ID. I thought it might be a dock spider, but this was on a frozen beaver pond. We let it alone and it headed for the woods. Sort of weird it was on the ice, and it was cold. I didn’t think I’d see any kind of ‘bugs’ out there!... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Tonyfrogo commented on picture ID 50270.

Found this spider on my sink and would like to know if it’s venomous... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Tonyfrogo commented on picture ID 50270.

Hello... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Ibmartinez commented on picture ID 50218.

Thank you... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 43691.

Hi, I can’t tell which species from the photo, but I can be sure that she’s an orb web kind of spider. They all make circular webs with some zigzags. Some people call them garden spiders or orbweavers. This is a female.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 43785.

She was an orbweaver spider, maybe Araneus gemmoides. The easiest way to tell them from broad-faced sac spiders is the banding of colors on the orbweavers’ hairy legs.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 47351.

That’s happened to other people too. I’ve reported the glitch. Your marbled orbweaver, Araneus marmorous, has great colors. It is nice to see one with an egg sack, thank you for posting the photo.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 30875.

Argiope argentata... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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bikerwes commented on picture ID 50266.

Tan jumping spider?... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 22248.

Hi, your big spider looks like a dark-banded fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 27291.

Acanthepeira stellata is my new opinion. I looked at the photo again and noticed the projections that Argiope aurantia doesn’t have. Another photo from Vermont of a star-bellied orbweaver was posted that led me to look at yours again.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 20837.

It looks like Dolomedes tenebrosus, a dark-banded fishing spider, to me.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 48788.

All spiders have some venom for killing prey and self defense. Most spiders aren’t dangerous though. They bite when they are in danger and it isn’t any worse than a bee sting. Most of us on this site played with spiders and other wildlife when we were kids. Fear of them is a learned response. A child can be taught to be curious and careful without the life-long generalized fear. Some peop... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50264.

Dolomedes vitatus, a scripted fishing spider, is what it looks like to me. Possibly a different Dolomedes species. During the Russian Winter Olympics there were signs in some hotels over the toilets showing a “No Fishing” pictogram. That’s what came to my mind when I saw that you have a spider fishing in your toilet. The good news is that your body isn’t what it is hunting. They hunt... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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SpiderMike18 commented on picture ID 47807.

the huntsman is the worlds largest spider usually up to 30cm span. however the giant bird eating spider is the largest by body size. the huntsman found in south africa tend to only get around 12 to 15cm span.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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SpiderMike18 commented on picture ID 49331.

100% correct it is a huntsman spider... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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SpiderMike18 commented on picture ID 50102.

hi that is a huntsman spider... they are not aggressive except when guarding their egg sac. bites usually range from mild to sort of serious( only bites when it or eggs/babies are threatened)... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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lindbles commented on picture ID 50264.

*found in toilet, no web* also was running around on water... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Vadim commented on picture ID 48986.

definitely an (tegenaria gigantea) giant house spider.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Vadim commented on picture ID 49501.

(scotophaeus blackwall) american mouse spider, looks not so mature.... Discussion Thread

December 15, 2018
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Vadim commented on picture ID 49168.

yep, you're right, (Callobius severus) an aged on though since it lost its yellow spots on its abdomen.... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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Vadim commented on picture ID 48788.

looks like a grass spider, Agelenopsis... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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Vadim commented on picture ID 49229.

yellow sac spider? probably... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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Vadim commented on picture ID 49971.

zygiella x notata (missing sector orb weaver), pretty sure. they are common here in Washington... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 41283.

Can you measure it for us? If you don’t have the spider, the measurement of the bowl’s diameter (side to side across the center of the bowl that you used) would help us figure it out.... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 46794.

Beautiful photo! I think this is what Thelacantha brevispina looks like like with the light source on its ventral side. It gives the impression of eyeglow of a larger predator, pretty cool!... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 20318.

It may be a “double-spotted spiny spider,” Thelacantha brevispina. The spiny back orbweaver has solid colors with single-colored dots.... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50194.

Argiope appensa, a Hawaiian garden spider... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50256.

Araneus angulatus... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 34005.

I googled it, the spider was Nephila pilipes (spelled incorrectly in most of the articles I read). I couldn’t find the bag names of the Entymology Collection. There was supposed to be only 20 of this particular bugs and stuff in Plexiglas bag.... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 34005.

golden silk orb web weaver spider... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50234.

Got it, thanks.... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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JJZ commented on picture ID 50248.

Thanks, bugman!... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50196.

Hi, I think your spider is an agrarian sac spider, Cheiracanthium inclusum.... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 50234.

The photo date is Oct 17, 2018... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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CatouCatou commented on picture ID 50122.

In a makeshift terrarium I gave him water dirt, soil and fruit flies ...hopefully he’ll make it until spring so can let him go into nature... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 50238.

Hi, this is an awkward angle for an ID, tentatively though I think this is a Cross Orb-weaver, Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

December 14, 2018